[aur-general] [SPLITTED] AUR package categories (WAS: drpython PKGBUILD update)

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 15:27:38 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Alessio Bolognino <themolok.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu 2008-06-05 20:20, Ronald van Haren wrote:
>> on a sidenote, I really don't see any point in having these
>> categories. The categories are really not intuitive and don't help
>> searching for a kind of package any easier.
>> Well, it may be just me of course :p
> I don't think they are extremely useful, but they don't hurt neither.
> Someone may think: "Let's see what cool game it's on the AUR" and then
> look at the "games" category.
> Every distro has packages in categories, and I think it does make sense.

package categories are dropped from [core] and [extra] it seems from
both the  ABS tree and the package browser on www.archlinux.org

Anyways, having package categories does indeed make sense as you
described in the case of games, as well as some other sorts of
packages. I just think the categories are really bad defined IMHO. For
example you need an editor. Most likely the editors are to be found in
the following categories: editors, devel, gnome, kde, xfce and maybe
even x11
Especially the gnome/kde/xfce categories seem not really needed to me.

> P.s.
> The first time I read your mail I thought you were proposing to drop
> categories, but probably you were not.
> --
> Alessio (molok) Bolognino

no if I was proposing something I would have started a new thread. It
was just to see what others were thinking about it.

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